On Wednesday 22nd December the king revealed to MiyVue.com that he will be releasing his two contending songs on the same evening on the various radio stations.
Socrates explained to this media house that the two songs entitled, “Mortgage” and “We are still sorry,” were not released to the public earlier as planned because of a recent illness he suffered.
“I want to publicly apologize to the fans for not releasing my songs earlier. That was due to the flu virus I developed which prevented me from singing and therefore not completing the songs for the scheduled time I had planned,” he explained.
The king said he had even stayed away from his regular job as a tour guide in order to get well for him to complete the songs.
Following the release of the songs on the various radio stations, the public will have the first hand opportunity to witness the defending calypso monarch perform “Mortgage” and “We are still sorry” at the MiyVue.com “King Ah De Tents” calypso show on Thursday 23rd December starting at 8pm.
Meanwhile, Socrates who celebrated his 55th birthday on Wednesday 22nd December said he is ready to defend he crown.
When asked about his opinion on the seven contestants vying for the crown, the reigning king said, “They are all strong contenders with good songs, but I am still the defending monarch, I still have potential and it’s going to be a great competition.”
“The finals will be keenly contested but it will be left up to the contestants to go out on the stage and execute a great performance and hope to impress the judges. I will however be doing my best and I still have some energy left in me and fans can expect nothing but the best on the night of the Calypso monarch finals,” he added.
The Senior Calypso Monarch competition will be held at the Sugar Mill on Wednesday 29th December. The seven finalists going up against Socrates for the crown are; Stitch in Time, Singing Jackie, Anastasia, Astro, I-Soursop, Kinta and Pungwa, with Big Lice selected as the alternate.